Cosmic Photo Challenge

From Ground or Water Level

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: From Ground Level prompt.

It was a good prompt for me as I usually try to get to eye level with birds and mammals. This often involves lying on the ground behind the camera.

However, I quickly realised just how many photos I had to pick from. So initially I decided to limit myself to four photos. Then I decided to go with one photo from the past four decades, partly to make the selection easier.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Old and New

1980s. A male Common Blackbird checking 1what the photographer is doing. I was in a ditch photovraphing something when I noticed this male spying on me. Photographed in an abandoned orchard at Faddiley near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England.

CMMC: Silver or Gold

1990s. A breeding plumage Horned Grebe on a cattle watering hole. I wanted to get as low a viewpoint as possible so had the legs of the tripod fully spread and then stomped them into a mixture of mud and cattle poop before lying behind the camera. Photographed near Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Saturday Bird: Juvenile Red Knot

2000s. A juvenile Red Knot resting on the Lake Huron shoreline during autumn migration. The shoreline was too rocky to lie down behind the camera so I was kneeling, trying to get as low a possible. I spent long enough with the birds that they fed, bathed and napped in front of me. Photographed on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Animals

2010s. An American Red Squirrel in dappled sunlight. From the 52 week photo project I did in 2018 when I spent lots of time lying behind the camera photographing birds and mammals. Photographed on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.

Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday: 6th January 2021

Wordless Wednesday: 6th January 2021
Travel Tuesday

Travel Tuesday: 5th January 2021

Travel Tuesday is traveling back a year to early January 2020.

Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario at dawn two days into the New Year.

Travel Tuesday: 5th January 2020

Some Favourites of 2020

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Favourite Images of 2020 prompt.

Once I started selecting some favourites I realised that they were far to random to build a theme around. So I decided to go with a small selection of photos of various skies, one from each season.

Travel Tuesday: 5th January 2021

Early January saw me down on a snow and ice covered section of the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline for my first dawn photos of 2020.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: From an Unusual Angle

Late March saw Ontario in lockdown and I was restricted to walks around the neighborhood. Paper Birch trees against a blue sky made bluer by the lack of aircraft flying at the time.

Travel Tuesday: Colpoy's Bay at night

July saw some of the lockdown restrictions eased and Comet Neowise in the sky. As a result I headed down to Colpoy’s Bay to photograph star trails while missing the comet on every attempt.

2020: Sunrise with a fisheye lens

November saw me down on the Government Dock in the village of Colpoy’s Bay on the South Bruce Peninsula for the sunrise. The light and clouds were so widespread I used my fisheye lens to include as much of the sky as possible.


Season’s Greetings

Christmas Card: 2020
Christmas Card: 2020
Travel Tuesday

The Last Sunrise of Autumn

Travel Tuesday this week is visiting the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline at sunrise two years and two days ago.

Having written a post about the first dawn of winter for my One Word Sunday contribution two days ago I thought it would be appropriate to go back one more year to dawn on the last day of autumn.

Clouds over Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise.

Travel Tuesday: 22nd December 2020

Here Comes the Holiday Season

This week Ann-Christine gives up the prompt “And Here Comes the Holiday Season” for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge.

Given the subdued holiday season a lot of people will be having this year I thought I would look back at previous years.

After a couple of rewrites that theme morphed into this post somehow.

Lens-Artists: Here Comes the Holiday Season

Christmas Eve, 2019. Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario at sunrise.

Lens-Artists: Here Comes the Holiday Season

Christmas Day, 2017. Our side road in a snow flurry in the morning. We had another 5 inches of snow after the photo was taken.

Lens-Artists: Here Comes the Holiday Season

Boxing Day, 2007. Chantry Island and its lighthouse just off the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario at sunset.